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Gastroenterology Blog

It's Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week!

Posted by Gastroenterology Associates on Fri, Dec 06, 2013 @ 12:19 PM

Crohns and colitis awareness weekOn November 14, 2011, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 199 (SR 199): “A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week, December 1-7.” 

This Senate bill recognizes the individuals living with Crohn's and Colitis as well as the family,  friends, and medical professionals who help to care for people living with Crohn's and Colitis, the two diseases that constitute Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Gastroenterology Associates encourages everyone to join in the movement to increase awareness of and cures for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).  With over 1.4 million Americans dealing with Crohn's and colitis, the need for continued and increased support of research on these two conditions is on the forefront.  

Help raise awareness by doing these fast, easy things:

  • Reach out to anyone you know with IBD and let them know you care
Gastroenterology Associates are a group of physicians specializing in the study and treatment of the gastroenterological system.  Crohn's and colitis are conditions affecting the digestive system and they are treated by gastroenterologists. Should you or someone you know be suffering from symptoms that may be Chron's or colitis, please don't hesitate to make an appointment for evaluation.  Some of the symptoms of Crohn's and colitis can mimic the symptoms of more serious conditions.
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Disclaimer: All information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and should not replace the consultative advice and experienced feedback from your physician.    Always consult with your physicians on any of your questions and concerns.

Topics: Stomach Ulcers, Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome